Incident Summary:

03/09/2001: 15 attackers suspected of belonging to the Basque Separatist youth organization Haika set fire to a bus belonging to the San Sebastian municipal company in San Sebastian, Spain. The perpetrators set the bus on fire after stoning the vehicle. The bus driver put the fire out quickly. Although the bus sustained some damage, no one was hurt in the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Basque Country

Donostia-San Sebastian

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity San Sebastian Municipal Company
Specific Description San Sebastian Municipal Company bus in San Sebastian
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
The bus was stoned then set on fire.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Haika No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Basque City Bus Targeted in Arson Attack,” EFE, March 09, 2001